Former President Bill Clinton hits Chicago Tuesday for a rally and fund-raiser for Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. Emanuel on Thursday also released a new television spot, titled "Hard Truths" continuing an ad blitz no rival has matched--and spending some $2 million already.
Rival Carol Moseley Braun told Clinton to stay out of the Feb. 22 Chicago mayoral primary when the news broke last month that Clinton was coming to the city to help his one-time White House staffer and campaign fund-raiser. Rep. Danny Davis, when he was in the mayor's race, also told Clinton to stand down.
So much for that.
Clinton--last in Chicago just before the November election for a get-out-the-vote rally in the Palmer House--helped Emanuel when he was in a tough House primary in February, 2002.